Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Review - Arkeepers: Episode 3: Darkeepers

Arkeepers: Episode 3: Darkeepers
By W.J. Madsen
Publisher: little m books
Pub. Date: January 26,2012
ISBN: 978-0983048725
Pages: 220


Jake Moustachio and his younger sister Alexa are not your typically kids as they are the Arkeepers, the Keepers of the Universe, just like their grandfather. They are the ones that investigate the mysteries of the universe and try to stop the evil Deminion Darkeepers from taking over.

Jake and Alexa are summoned through the magical magnifying glass (made of Egyptian Crystals) to solve another mystery. Their cat Rex and Alexa's guinea pig, Sandy, come along for the journey, where they can speak English in the other world.

Awaiting them is Captain Snappy, who needs their help as his ship is in danger. It seems a wicked sea witch named Jezebel has been released from her seashell. She has unleashed her wrath onto the Seven Seas by swallowing the ships and dragging them to the Shipwreck Bottom.

Inspector Moustachio and Inspector Girl have their hands full in the third entry in the series, especially with the villain Barron Von Snodgrass just around the corner.

The Arkeepers keeps getting better and better with each new book. I like the arguments between the cat Rex and the guinea pig, Sandy. The series’ plot keeps getting more mysterious, especially with the Grandpa's journal written in Pig Latin. Overall, Darkeepers is a fun-filled adventure that both children and adults will enjoy reading.

* I received a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Best-selling children's author, W.J. Madsen, starting writing as a dare from his then second grade son who was having trouble writing a book report. You see, W.J. was trying to teach his son that as long as you have an imagination and a blank sheet of paper, you have the power to turn your written thoughts into the most amazing adventure of a lifetime. And what an adventure it has become! W.J. Madsen is a (RIF) Reading Is Fundamental booklist pick author. In 2007 he shared that spot with New York Times' best selling authors, Blue Balliett and Anna Dale. Madsen's quirky style of writing has been hailed as having a Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland style (and appeal). He is the recipient of three Disney iParenting Media awards for best in book. Madsen's one-man crusade through the children's literary world has been written about in best-selling author, Laura B. Fortgang's 2011 book, The Prosperity Plan (Tarcher/Penguin). W.J. lives in New Jersey with his wife Beth, their kids, Jake & Alexa, a ravenous guinea pig named Sandy, the always-tempestuous feline, Tobias, and the one and only, Rex, the cat!

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